March 23, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Ramiro Pena (19) hits a solo home run in the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Ramiro Pena optioned to AAA to make room for Casey McGehee. Clean shaven, McGehee said he wasn't going to win any beauty pageants anyway.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 1, 2012
The Yankees acquired McGehee from the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday in exchange for reliever Chad Qualls. Over 92 games and 265 at-bats with the Pirates, McGehee hit at a clip of .230/.297/.377 with 22 extra-base hits and 35 RBIs. The 29-year-old owns a career OPS of .735.
Pena has only appeared in three games this season with the Yankees, collecting a hit over four at-bats. The 27-year-old has spent much of the season with New York’s Triple-A affiliate, where he’s maintained a line of .249/.302/.316.
Should the Yankees have done more to replace the injured A-Rod?